Mahershala Ali and Alex R. Hibbert star in the acclaimed film "Moonlight."
Mahershala Ali and Alex R. Hibbert star in the acclaimed film "Moonlight."
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"Moonlight" became the first to win four awards

Casey Affleck wins best actor, Isabelle Huppert is best actress

(CNN) —  

“Moonlight” has made history.

The movie about a man navigating his life growing up black and gay in a rough Miami neighborhood took home several honors Monday night at the 26th Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards.

“Moonlight” won best feature, best screenplay, the Gotham Audience Award, and a special jury award for ensemble performance.

Those wins made it the first film in the history of the ceremony to win four awards and the first to win both best feature and the audience award in the same year.

Casey Affleck took home the best actor prize for his performance in “Manchester by the Sea” and Isabelle Huppert won best actress for her role in “Elle.”

The Gotham Awards, held in New York City, honor the best in independent film.

Below is a list of this year’s winners.

Best Feature

“Moonlight”

Best Documentary

“O.J.: Made in America”

IFP Gotham Audience Award

“Moonlight”

Best Actress

Isabelle Huppert in “Elle” (Sony Pictures Classics)

Best Actor

Casey Affleck in “Manchester by the Sea”

Best Screenplay

“Moonlight”

Breakthrough Actor

Anya Taylor-Joy in “The Witch”

Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director Award

Trey Edward Shults for “Krisha”

Breakthrough Series – Long Form

“Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”

Breakthrough Series – Short Form

“Her Story”

Special Jury Award for Ensemble Performance

“Moonlight”